For businesses with 10 outlets or fewer (with a minimum Food Hygiene Rating of 5). This award is open to all independent retailers to include sandwich bars, cafés, and bakeries.

A maximum of seven regional winners will receive a gold award as well as two free tickets to attend the awards dinner. A platinum award will be awarded if one is considered to be exceptional.


Closing date for entries is 31st December 2019.

The award qualifying period is 1 March 2019 – 28 February 2020.

Independent data is used in judging the awards but entries with supporting information are encouraged. Entries should clearly state why the business should win an award, including evidence of business performance, ranges developed within the operation, evidence of activity used to grow and promote the business and marketing activity. Entries should include independent data to demonstrate business performance during the qualifying period. Supporting material can be submitted to showcase development.

Confidentiality: All entries will be treated in strict confidence and all judges will be bound by confidentiality agreements.

For any queries relating to the awards contact Caron Parry on 01291 636346 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To download the entry form please click here